A to Z’s of Early Childhood
The science of child development and learning
H is for Home Visiting
Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children and Families
Home visiting programs create opportunities for service providers to support the health, development, and well-being of young children and their families in a familiar environment. During home visits, family members might learn about and practice things they can do to support their own health and well-being or enhance their child’s growth and development. Service providers can also help families access available resources for a range of needs, from prenatal care and mental health services to car seats and early education and care providers. Home visiting programs help families advocate effectively for themselves and their children.
Strategies for Quality Home Visits
Here are six strategies that can be used by families and service providers during the home visit to promote positive outcomes for young children and their families.
What We Are Doing
The Anita Zucker Center and our collaborators are helping practitioners learn to use evidence-based home visiting strategies that build family members’ capacity and confidence as they support the development and learning of young children with or at risk for disabilities or delays during everyday routines and activities.
Articles by Center Faculty and Collaborators
- Embedded Practices and Intervention with Caregivers (EPIC): Linking Instruction and Family Capacity-Building Recommended Practices
- Caregiver and Provider Experiences with Coaching and Embedded Intervention
- Caregiver Implemented Intervention for Communication and Motor Outcomes for Infants and Toddlers
- National Home Visiting Resource Center
- Health Resources and Services Administration: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
- Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review
- Evidence-Based Models Eligible to Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Grantees
- Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs and Health (Policy Brief)
Dedicated to supporting the well-being of young children and their families, the Anita Zucker Center has engaged with its partners to launch an ambitious initiative designed to provide accessible and practical information about child development and learning to support parents, caregivers, professionals and policymakers.
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